Hailing from Delhi and dreaming of Qilla and Defected records is Dj Rubel, a Progressive house/Techno DJ/Producer. Inspired and mentored by artists like Llewellyn Hilt (Dj/Producer) who has always guided as a friend. Alex too has been a constant support to Rubel and he believes he can always reach out to them without any hesitation. Rubel has stepped in to the world of electronic music purely for the love of music. "And I am happy with the response that I have been getting from people for the music I play. I want to give my people a good time and a good vibe for the night" - Rubel.
Tell us, what does a typical day in the studio mean for you?
Being in my studio is my happy space, I listen to new music, release and updates and then I get on to my recording of various artist mixes. I am yet to learn production:)
How has the struggle been so far to your current stand?
Music is my passion, and if it comes with struggle then i'll consider it a sweet one. I have kept myself open and available when it comes to music, I don't think i have struggled yet, people have been supportive from the very first day, however i believe in taking up new challenges and try breaking my own comfort zone.
Not necessarily monetary, how have the rewards been so far in this career?
Oh, the rewards have been amazing. This career has developed me so much as a person and shaped me to be the guy I am today. Meeting so many new people, visiting new places etc. I always loved music and I loved sharing music. Lot of people have walked up to me and said they loved the vibe and that's the most amazing thing. Music gets people together and the vibe is positive.
Is the path ahead more struggling or does it get better from here?
The struggle is there in every phase as you move further, one has to keep pushing, keep learning and most importantly keep enjoying every hard work that you put into it. Breaking barriers and taking up new opportunities is part of the process.
Why did you choose this career?
As a professional I am currently working as a Content Writer with American Express. It's the love and passion for music that made me get into it. I pursued my education in Electronic music while I have been working and since then there is no looking back.
How is the support from industry peer's?
There is a lot of competition out there with immense talent, I have got great support from my fellow mates and followers which keeps me pushing. Also the underground music community welcomes every artist with open hearts. They will tell your highs and lows are. So as an artist keep working hard and stay humble.
What is your methodology behind a set you play when you open for artists at clubs?
Usually, the first thing I do is research the artist or DJ I am opening for. It is important to know what kind of music they’re going to play so you can help set up the mood. I prepare my set according to it. Warming up the crowd is about giving them a taste of what's to come.
As an upcoming artist with tough competition, what struggles and challenges do you face?
As an artist I think I need to keep innovating and try to bring something new on the table and it is also important to remind ourselves that we are all human and that sometimes things take a bit longer to happen then we might have originally imagined. Stay Calm things will fall in place for you to ride off.
What’s coming up for You down the road?
Presently have got various digital projects lined up with a lot of Live events. This year we also had a plan to start playing in different cities. But looking at the current scenario that the world is into I just hope we come out of this crisis soon & hope for the best.
Well, thank you once again for spending time with us, giving us valuable insight into your career. We wish you all the very best of luck in your endeavours. See you soon at a club.
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